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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 2000
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Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes...

Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.

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This is on place you got to see! Such history in side. The color and charm is worth seeing.We have been before but it was fun to see once more.The theater is awesome The ball room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Jacinto
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San Jacinto
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on place you got to see! Such history in side. The color and charm is worth seeing.We have been before but it was fun to see once more.The theater is awesome The ball room at the top is hard to describe!.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We got a nice tour of the Catalina Island casino and ballroom. It was a very nice tour and great to see this part of history.

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Thank TravelingJohnB80
Chicago
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love the romance of historic ballrooms and this is just one of the best. Rich history and a breathtaking space that inspires one to dance the night away.

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El Paso Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

paid our money enjoyed the folks and saw a short video. Looks to be about a $24 attraction for two folks, but there are discounts available if you know where to look. We did not

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Thank SpearsTx
San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went to Catalina for the Smooth Jazz Festival and the concerts are held in the ballroom. For the ladies attending, it is quite a walk to the ballroom from any of the hotels, so if you're going to wear high heels, take flats for the walk to the ballroom, then change to your heels. The ramps that lead up to... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Wonderful mosaic murals around the perimeter. A great walk to get a little exercise. We weren't there when they were having a concert, but many are scheduled. Just a cool place to be. Imagine it back when movie stars and gangster were her.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This was part of the walking tour of the casino. The ballroom was twelve stories high. We walked up ramps because the elevator was 100? years old

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect because I didn't know the history of the island. This was the first place we visited and they did a great job of explaining the island heritage. The pictures inside the Casino gave you a real glimpse into the venue. Apparently Snopp Dogg recorded a jam session their this past summer that will be... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We attended the jazz festival here. Great venue. I especially enjoyed the easy access to the exterior balconies. Wonderful harbor views.

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MURPHYS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This year was the 10th time my wife and I have attended the October JazzTrax Jazz Festival. This venue is a magical and Historical place and if you like Jazz you really should investigate attending next year for the 30th Anniversary of the Festival.

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